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Elsie Leung caught up in Rusal's byzantine politics

Elsie Leung

Elsie Leung caught up in Rusal's byzantine politics

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 3:35am

Retired official says family no longer receives heavy lai see packets

Lai See packets. Photo: Edmond So

A retired Chinese official said he was disappointed that old acquaintances, who used to give his children lai see packets containing thousands of yuan, did not give them any this year, reported Xinhua state news agency this week.

15 Feb 2013 - 5:56pm 2 comments

Law enforcement on the road to nowhere

Law enforcement on the road to nowhere

It's just as well that my colleague over on the Lai See column, down there in the rear of our Business section, has taken leave, given an item of news befitting the silly season. Last week we and other local media reported that the police were at a loss to deal with a bit of cheekiness on the part of chauffeurs ordered to move along while awaiting their employers' return from lunch.

20 Dec 2012 - 3:22am 6 comments

Lai See

Unlike the market, baby boom reflects long-term focus

It is hard not to know anyone who says they are expecting a baby this season, if they are not already celebrating that new arrival now.

It is difficult to resist not being moved, either.

Let's look at some hard numbers.

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

Glitz, glamour and cast of thousands as beverly hills comes to town

If there is anything that can help the sale of the Beverly Hills, Henderson Land will do it.

20 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

financiers of the future earn their tea and biscuits with six hours' sweat

It may not be in the Guinness World Records, but the fact that 5,200 young hopefuls sat different levels of the six-hour Chartered Financial Analyst examinations on Sunday shows why Hong Kong is the international financial centre that it is.

6 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Lai See

The high, mighty and poetic to farewell the banker's banker

On Sir John Bond's last day as HSBC chairman, guess who will be missing him most?

Other than the 100 bank directors, senior government officials and multi-billionaire guests who will bid Sir John farewell at the Hang Seng Bank penthouse tonight, a senior shareholder named Mr Ng still stands out.

23 May 2006 - 12:00am

Lai See

tycoons demonstrate it's face, not form, that really matters

Let it be known that Lai See is not making a pitch for the position of the South China Morning Post racing editor. This job is enough of a gamble.

21 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Lai See


Despite a bull market and strong company earnings, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is cautioning employers against issuing across-the-board pay raises in the coming year.

11 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Lai See


Rarely has a newly listed company research report employed as many question marks as full stops. But Merrill Lynch has just managed it.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Lai See

Government needs a rear-view mirror to right distorted vision

The Hong Kong government's chronic incompetence is not in dispute, what with a chief executive whose every public appearance now degenerates into another exercise in self-flagellation that is getting harder and harder to watch.

19 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Lai See

air attack

A recorded phone conversation between an irate customer and Airport Authority (AA) staff is making the rounds in cyberspace. The 16-minute track has a certain Mr Ho badgering an AA trainee - and later her boss - for everything from rudeness to amnesia.

22 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Lai See


CLP Power managing director Betty Yuen struck a blow for her female peers in an interview with Ming Pao, saying that it was the social responsibility of women to give birth to more children.

7 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

High ethics really not necessary

It's terrible how some companies seem to think journalists can be bought.

They invite them to a results press conference, reel off a bunch of figures . . . and bring out the loot bags.

'Take one,' they whisper. 'Go on. It's just a little gift . . . you know you want to . . .'

But one SCMP hack yesterday refused to be bought.

13 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Perfecting the art of artlessness

A violent mystery man, a missing painting, and an exclusive event . . .

Yes, Splendour in Hanoi has all the elements.

That's not a book, by the way. It's the name of an art exhibition hosted by Galerie La Vong and Goldman Sachs. It kicks off at the China Club tomorrow evening.

9 Nov 2000 - 12:00am